Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting Ready

Thanks for all the votes on my poll! Your answers are really helpful, and I'm flattered that so many choose "updates on me" for a post topic, so that's what this is about! Though I hope I'm not too boring for you all...

Lately I've been getting ready for school and Star Wars Celebration VI, both of which are coming up soon!

This semester, I'm taking Intermediate Algebra, Composition II (focusing on literature I think), Spanish II, and a computer course (covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc). I think Comp might be kind of cool, because although it will probably have a lot of reading, some of the stories might be cool. The syllabus mentioned "The Gift of the Magi," a short story I read for high school lit a year or two ago and enjoyed, so I'll have that to look forward to. Hopefully math won't be too hard (my brother said intermediate algebra is easy), and I'm not sure what the others will be like.

As a (now former) homschooler, it will be my first time being in a classroom part of the time, which I am both nervous and excited about. As long as I can get used to the new environment I think this semester will go well. Let's hope!

One thing I did in order to prepare for school is get my driver's license! It's really weird to think I can just randomly drive myself somewhere now. I got it on Wednesday and haven't been driving alone yet, but I may go out briefly tomorrow morning. Somewhere I can get to easily. Not ready for any big unfamiliar roads...

For Celebration VI, I've been working on a new Jedi costume. Two years ago for CV, I pieced (literally pieced) a costume together from leftover fabric and by guessing without a pattern. It was fun to wear, but had a lot of room for improvement. For this one I got adequate fabric and a real pattern and so far it's looking great! I have a small list of things left to do on it, mostly adding velcro and hemming (and hawing), and I'm pretty excited about it!

Today I finished watching Fruits Basket, an anime about a young girl who is taken in by a cursed family - whenever they are hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they turn into an animal of the zodiac. Some online friends liked it a lot which is how I knew about it. It was really fun but had deeper themes as well. Now I must get the manga from the library!

Yep, so life is kind of moving forward right now. I'll try to check back in a couple weeks from now once Celebration and the beginning of school are behind me - if school doesn't eat me first! Hope you all have an awesome weekend and may the Lord be with you!


12 comments:

  1. oh post pics of your jedi costume. so want to see what it looks like. each costume is unique. can't wait for wht happens at celebration. so wish i could go.

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  2. That's awesome! I am still way to young for driver's license, I started school already, and I'm in Math advanced and I have math ad astra (reach for the stars in Latin, highest math level) for elective and that sucks since I wanted drama. I hate math. You'll do fine at school! I never home schooled before. I badly wanna go to CVI but since I can't... may the Force be with you anyway! :)

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  3. Aalya - I'll try to post pics when it's done. :) For privacy though, they'll probably be headless, LOL.

    Solace - Aww about math :( I hope they go well (I like drama too!). Thanks for your reassurance! How old do you have to be to get a license in your country?

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    1. Wow, that's definitely older than here! 20 is a reasonable age though.

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  4. Glad your back. :) Looking forward to more posts, I really liked your Gollum posts. Those posts were so well written to sound just like Gollum. :D

    -James

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  5. You're so lucky to be going to CVI, I want to go so bad. Have fun, and post lots of pictures!

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  6. *Anon comment edited by Arda*

    I know a nice drive you can take. Head on (road). Go (direction). Pass a few states. Then take (road) into a small mountain town in (state). It's a quick and painless drive for a new driver, right? ;)

    Or if you don't want to drive to another state to visit your cousin...you can always drive down to Target. :)

    Good luck on your first day of classes!

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  7. James - Thanks, I really appreciate your comments. :) I'll try to do some more of those posts coming up!

    Padme - I'll see what I can do! It will probably change locations next time - hope you get a chance to go some year!

    Anon - Just didn't want to many location clues. :) Hahaha no. It'd be fun to see her there though. And you're close - I went to Barnes & Noble. ;) Thank you!

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  8. Anon - Sorry, I realized I don't know who you are (though I'm pretty sure you're a relative), so my reply may not be completely relevant to what you were saying. Sorry!

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  9. Hai. I'm your anon. Sorry, I wasn't trying to be tricksy. 0=) Though I do value being careful with my identity. Hence why I tend to go by my online moniker. I'll be vague and non-specific with stuff like that next time.

    Barnes and Noble! <3 Very good choice. I approve of this.

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    1. Thank you for commenting!! I didn't know you read my blog! :) I assumed it was Dad since he's usually the only real-life person I know who comments. And no problem, just wanted to be careful. :) Well now that I know who it is, I would LOVE to come visit you, just need a big more practice I think... I was nervous before just going five minutes away! Haha thanks, I was getting a gift for a friend (and ended up with manga for myself too...). Thanks again for commenting!

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